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I teach parents and students proven strategies for getting accepted to and paying for their top choice colleges without stress, anxiety, or aggravation.

University of Chicago alum and College Admissions Consultant, Bethany Goldszer has helped hundreds of high school students find best-fit colleges, craft stand out applications, and find the money to pay for it.

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Can My Student Apply to College Undecided About a Major?

By bgoldszer | March 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week, a mom emailed me asking if it was okay that her son does not know what he wants to study in college. She shared her experience visiting a college campus where a campus tour guide asked each student in the group to say their name and what they planned to major in. The mom wrote, “Kids spoke of studying biostatistics, history, forensics, and other subjects I have never heard of. When it was Sammy’s turn, he shrugged and said Dothraki (not sure if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, but this is not a real language…). The whole group laughed. I was so embarrassed. What should I do?”

College Admissions News | January 2019

By bgoldszer | January 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

This month, I have rounded up college admissions articles that are worth checking out. Does where you go to college matter? 2018 Early Admissions Trends and Concerns…

How the Admissions Committee Reviews Your Application.

By bgoldszer | January 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

After you submit your application, it must pass the initial computer screening process, impress the readers, and be memorable and strong enough for you to survive the admission committee’s deliberations.

You’re Accepted! Now what?

By bgoldszer | January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Getting accepted to college will be the first of many great accomplishments in your life. After crafting the perfect application – taking SAT exams, preparing for interviews, and writing essays that best captures you — the hard work paid off. But what comes next?

What to Do After Submitting My College Application

By bgoldszer | January 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Read about four action steps you can take right now to continue demonstrating interest in your colleges after the application has been submitted.

6 Steps to Mastering a College Fair

By bgoldszer | January 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

College fairs are often overwhelming and intimidating. Hundreds of eager parents and students pack into a convention center, rotating around…

4 Overlooked Ways to Pay for College

By bgoldszer | January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

High college costs are commonly a pain point families are tormented by when planning their student’s future. Start a 529 Plan. A 529 Plan is an investment account that you can use to save for higher education expenses.

My Dream College Deferred Me. What Should I Do?

By bgoldszer | December 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

In recent years, the number of students submitting college applications in Early Decision and Early Action admissions cycles has increased. Many students believe that applying early leads to a better chance of acceptance.

Seniors: Applying to college this year and unsure where to start?

By bgoldszer | August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

With competing priorities presented by senior year — more difficult school assignments, extracurricular duties, homecoming, and spending time with friends,…

Parents: 6 Mistakes That Will Make You Go Broke Paying for College

By bgoldszer | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The costs of higher education are rising. According to a recent College Board survey, today’s college education costs approximately $24,061…

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